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Researchers find another immune system link science said didn ' t exist
A part of the body thought to be disconnected from the immune system actually interacts with it, report investigators, and that discovery helps explain cases of male infertility, certain autoimmune diseases and even the failure of cancer vaccines. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tackling a Decade of Change
There has never been a more exciting time to be in the pharmaceutical industry – if you like change, that is. While change is a constant in business, pharma has experienced unprecedented levels over the past decade, says Alistair Grenfell, President, North Europe, Middle East and Africa, at QuintilesIMS.“At a time when we are seeing a huge amount of innovation in our science and our pipeline – creating great excitement among the healthcare community – we need to acknowledge that our world has changed,” says Grenfell. “If you wind the clock back to 2005 and look at the top 10 selling medic ines, only one was a s...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

UVA finds ANOTHER immune system link science said didn't exist
(University of Virginia Health System) The University of Virginia School of Medicine has again shown that a part of the body thought to be disconnected from the immune system actually interacts with it, and that discovery helps explain cases of male infertility, certain autoimmune diseases and even the failure of cancer vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Argenx and Broteio Pharma partner to develop antibody for autoimmune diseases
Netherlands-based biotechnology company argenx and Broteio Pharma, a joint venture between Prothix and Bioceros, have agreed to partner for the development of a therapeutic antibody for severe autoimmune diseases. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Accounting for sex differences in biomedical research
(American Chemical Society) When it comes to health, a person's sex can play a role. More women in the US have autoimmune diseases than men, for example, whereas boys are more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder than girls. Yet biomedical research on disease and possible new treatments often studies only one sex. The cover story in Chemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, explores efforts to change this practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Autoimmune Disease Linked to ADHD Autoimmune Disease Linked to ADHD
The largest prospective study to date examining the relationship between autoimmune disease and ADHD shows particularly strong links to type 1 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

U.N. Expert: Biodiversity Is Essential To Human Rights
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.N. Expert: Biodiversity Is Essential To Human Rights
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Modified red blood cells 'could alleviate autoimmune diseases'
This study is interesting and has the potential to be a tool used to both treat and prevent rheumatoid arthritis. It is promising to see that autoimmunity could be treated in mice, but people with arthritis need to be aware that this research is in its very early stages. "More research is needed to determine how the results can be translated into a benefit for people living inpain now, and for those who may develop arthritis in the future." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 17, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Paying it 26.2 miles forward
There is a spot on the Boston Marathon route called “The Liver Mile.” It’s where the grind begins, where the storied course starts to tests runners and where legs often weary from pounding 16.8 miles of punishing roads. Yet, it’s also where 21-year-old Tom Williams, a liver transplant recipient from Dracut, Massachusetts, first fell in love with the idea of running the Boston Marathon. “I wasn’t thinking about the difficulty of it,” he says. “I was just thinking, I want to run for other people who are sick.” Located in front of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, “The Liver Mile” is where volunteers hand ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Boston Marathon Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Dr. Khashavar Vakili Liver transplant Liver Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) primary sclerosing cholangitis Source Type: news

Putting autoimmune disease genetic links to the test
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) investigators at BWH and their colleagues took approximately 270 genetic loci associated with seven diseases and tried to map them back to causal genes using eQTLs in key immune cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Putting Autoimmune Disease Genetic Links to the Test
Investigators took approximately 270 genetic loci associated with seven diseases and tried to map them back to causal genes using eQTLs in key immune cells. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - March 15, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Encouraging patients with memory concerns to consult GP does not increase diagnosis
Researchers say interventions to boost early diagnosis may need to also target GPs Related items fromOnMedica Autoimmune disease might be linked to dementia risk GPs test adding dementia component to midlife NHS Health Check Dementia care – tending the roots of identity Dementia patients need more support at diagnosis Thousands delay seeking dementia diagnosis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Genentech gives UC Riverside $100k grant for MS telemedicine pilot
For people living with the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS), there can be many impediments to traveling to the neurologist ’s office for regular visits, including personal mobility limitations, pain, or vision impairments. And those are just the physical challenges of MS. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Lycera Announces the Appointment of Pablo J. Cagnoni, M.D., to the Board of Directors
NEW YORK and ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 13, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Lycera Corp., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing breakthrough immune modulatory medicines, announced today that Pablo J. Cagnoni, M.D., has been ... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Lycera, autoimmune disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA warns of off-label balloon angioplasty to treat autonomic disorders
The FDA today released a safety communication concerning risks associated with off-label balloon angioplasty procedures intended to treat autonomic dysfunction, warning of serious health risks and a lack of supporting data. The procedure, called trans venous autonomic modulation, involves a catheter being threaded into a patients’ venous system where an attached balloon is inflated to widen the vein walls. Physician Dr. Michael Arata claims the procedure can treat the signs and symptoms of autonomic dysfunction in a number of neurological disorders, according to the FDA. The federal watchdog warned of possible serious ri...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Source Type: news

Researchers develop cargo-carrying red blood cells to improve MS and T1D in mice
Researchers from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research modified red blood cells with disease-specific antigens to prevent and alleviate multiple sclerosis and Type I diabetes in early stage mouse models. The team’s work was published this week in PNAS.  Conventional therapies for autoimmune diseases include immunosuppressants, but these drugs can desensitize the immune system’s response to pathogens. Instead, the team of researchers employed red blood cells tagged with antibodies to train the immune system to ignore antigens that cause the body to attack itself. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug...
Source: Mass Device - March 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Autoimmune disease: Could modified red blood cells lead to new treatments?
Loading red blood cells with disease-specific antigens could be a way to treat autoimmune diseases like MS and type 1 diabetes, mouse study finds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Recurrent Autoimmune Liver Diseases After Liver Transplant Recurrent Autoimmune Liver Diseases After Liver Transplant
How often do autoimmune liver diseases recur after liver transplantation, and how might the risk of recurrence be reduced?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 7, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Cargo-carrying red blood cells alleviate autoimmune diseases in mice
Using red blood cells modified to carry disease-specific antigens, a team of scientists have prevented and alleviated two autoimmune diseases -- multiple sclerosis (MS) and type 1 diabetes -- in early stage mouse models. This research is an exciting step toward therapeutics for autoimmune diseases, which affect an estimated 23 million Americans. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Kidney disease ' s genetic clues are uncovered
Researchers have identified genes that are linked to the underlying molecular defect in people with IgA nephropathy, an autoimmune kidney disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Autoimmune Diseases Linked to Dementia
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 6, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Cargo-carrying red blood cells alleviate autoimmune diseases in mice
(Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research) Using red blood cells modified to carry disease-specific antigens, a team of scientists from Whitehead Institute and Boston Children's Hospital have prevented and alleviated two autoimmune diseases -- multiple sclerosis (MS) and type 1 diabetes --i n early stage mouse models. This research is an exciting step toward therapeutics for autoimmune diseases, which affect an estimated 23 million Americans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A kidney disease's genetic clues are uncovered
(Columbia University Medical Center) Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified genes that are linked to the underlying molecular defect in people with IgA nephropathy, an autoimmune kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Autoimmune Diseases Linked to Dementia Autoimmune Diseases Linked to Dementia
A new study linking autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, and later dementia strengthens the hypothesis that Alzheimer ' s may have an autoimmune component, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New autoimmune disease triggered by thymomas
A newly-identified autoimmune endocrine disease that leads to hypopituitarism is caused by thymomas (a type of tumor originating from the thymic gland), a research group has discovered. These underlying mechanisms could help to understand and develop a treatment for similar autoimmune diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk
Study found 20 percent higher odds for memory-robbing condition, but didn't prove cause and effect Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autoimmune Diseases, Dementia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autoimmune disease may be linked to heightened dementia risk
According to long term study published in the Journal of Epidemiology& Community (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 2, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Newly-identified autoimmune endocrine disease caused by thymomas
A newly-identified autoimmune disease that leads to hypopituitarism is caused by tumours originating from the thymic gland, according to a study published inScientific ReportsNews Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Dementia UPDATE: Autoimmune diseases heighten risk of developing condition in later life
AUTOIMMUNE diseases may be linked to a heightened risk of dementia, a new study has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Autoimmune conditions and dementia: What's the link?
A new large-scale study in the United Kingdom finds a small but significant increased risk of dementia for individuals with an autoimmune disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

New autoimmune disease triggered by thymomas
(Kobe University) A Japanese research group has discovered that a newly-identified autoimmune endocrine disease that leads to hypopituitarism is caused by thymomas (a type of tumor originating from the thymic gland). These underlying mechanisms could help to understand and develop a treatment for similar autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New autoimmune endocrine disease triggered by thymomas
(Kobe University) A Japanese research group has discovered that a newly-identified autoimmune endocrine disease that leads to hypopituitarism is caused by thymomas (a type of tumor originating from the thymic gland). These underlying mechanisms could help to understand and develop a treatment for similar autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis linked to increased risk of dementia
PEOPLE who suffer autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis may have an elevated risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Autoimmune diseases could heighten risk of developing condition in later life
AUTOIMMUNE diseases may be linked to a heightened risk of dementia, a new study has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autoimmune disease might be linked to dementia risk
People admitted with autoimmune disease 20% more likely to have subsequent dementia Related items fromOnMedica Statins may influence risk of Alzheimer ’s Dementia care – tending the roots of identity Protein in urine linked to increased risk of memory problems Dementia patients need more support at diagnosis Thousands delay seeking dementia diagnosis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 1, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dementia Risk Up with Autoimmunity (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk for patients with autoimmune diseases was 20% higher than for controls (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 1, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk
WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 -- People with autoimmune diseases -- conditions that cause a person ' s immune system to turn against the body -- appear to have an increased risk of developing dementia, a new British study suggests. Researchers found that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 1, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Research could lead to better vaccines and new antivirals
Scientists have identified a new regulator of the innate immune response —the immediate, natural immune response to foreign invaders. The study suggests that therapeutics that modulate the regulator—an immune checkpoint—may represent the next generation of antiviral drugs, vaccine adjuvants, cancer immunotherapies, and treatments for autoimmune disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Research could lead to better vaccines and new antivirals
(Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified a new regulator of the innate immune response -- the immediate, natural immune response to foreign invaders. The study, published recently in Nature Microbiology, suggests that therapeutics that modulate the regulator -- an immune checkpoint--may represent the next generation of antiviral drugs, vaccine adjuvants, cancer immunotherapies, and treatments for autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 27, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New assay may lead to a cure for debilitating inflammatory joint disease
Current treatments for rheumatoid arthritis relieve the inflammation that leads to joint destruction, but the immunologic defect that triggers the inflammation persists to cause relapses. Known as autoantibodies and produced by the immune system ' s B cells, these defective molecules mistakenly attack the body ' s own proteins in an example of autoimmune disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New assay may lead to a cure for debilitating inflammatory joint disease
(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Current treatments for rheumatoid arthritis relieve the inflammation that leads to joint destruction, but the immunologic defect that triggers the inflammation persists to cause relapses. Known as autoantibodies and produced by the immune system's B cells, these defective molecules mistakenly attack the body's own proteins in an example of autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New type of immunological treatment of cancer?
Researchers have found an important piece of the puzzle leading towards an understanding of how our innate immune system reacts against viral infections and recognises foreign DNA, for example from dying cancer cells. The discovery may prove to be of great importance for immunological treatment of cancer as well as autoimmune diseases in the future. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Danish discovery opens up for new type of immunological treatment of cancer
(Aarhus University) Researchers from Aarhus University have found an important piece of the puzzle leading towards an understanding of how our innate immune system reacts against viral infections and recognises foreign DNA, for example from dying cancer cells. The discovery may prove to be of great importance for immunological treatment of cancer as well as autoimmune diseases in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New non-steroid treatment for uveitis
Treatment TermsUveitis CategoriesAdvanced treatmentsClinical trials Additional SEO Keywords uveitis, Humira SEO Meta Description A clinical trial at Duke for a drug approved by the FDA to treat uveitis helped Shirley Mims see clearly again. Author Karen Doss Bowman Overview Shirley Mims thought she would go blind when she was first diagnosed with uveitis. A clinical trial at Duke for a drug now approved by the FDA to treat uveitis helped her see clearly again. Hero Imagestory_181716_jaffe047.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Suddenly seeing spots ContentShirley Mims was driving home from her job as an ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Nodding syndrome caused by response to parasitic protein, international study suggests
New clues to the link between Nodding syndrome, a devastating form of pediatric epilepsy found in specific areas of east Africa, and a parasitic worm that can cause river blindness have now been uncovered by researchers. The study suggests that the mysterious neurological disease may be caused by an autoimmune response to the parasitic proteins. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gwyneth Paltrow And GOOP Give Dangerous Info On Iodine. Their Expert Gets His Info From A Ghost.
GOOP is at it again with the dangerous medical advice. This time they are leaving the vagina alone and focusing their dangerous energy vibrations on your thyroid. The article that caught my eye and my disgust is about iodine and the medical “expert” is a self-described medical medium (yes, you read that correctly) named Anthony William. What, pray tell, is a medial medium? Well, Mr. William claims he “was born with the unique ability to converse with a high-level spirit who provides him with extraordinarily accurate health information that’s often far ahead of its time.” That’s right, he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Married People Actually Healthier? It's Complicated.
Study after study says that married people live longer, healthier lives than their single and divorced counterparts. But is it really true?  The latest is a new study from Carnegie Mellon University, which found that married people have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than non-married and previously married people. The findings, which are slated for publication in the April issue of the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, suggest that marriage may improve overall health by acting as a defense against psychological stress.  “It’s exciting to discover a physiological pathwa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study of complex genetic region finds hidden role of NCF1 in multiple autoimmune diseases
(Medical University of South Carolina) Medical University of South Carolina investigators report pre-clinical research showing that a genetic variant encoded in neutrophil cystolic factor 1 (NCF1) is associated with increased risk for autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, and Sj ö gren's syndrome, in the January 2017 issue of Nature Genetics. Data indicate that increased NCF1 protects against SLE while decreased NCF1 raises SLE risk and highlight the pathogenic role of reduced reactive oxygen species in autoimmune disease development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Autoimmune disease drug linked to bone marrow disorders: Study
Amy WallaceFeb. 2 (UPI) -- Researchers have found a link between a drug used to treat autoimmune disease and an increase the risk of myeloid neoplasms in bone marrow disorders. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news